|Madden and Mama were twins!|
Life in Minnesota was interesting. We honestly didn't know a single soul. A was working 10-12 hour days because it was busy season and so it was really just me and our 2 month old son left to spend a lot of alone time together. Lucky for me, we lived just 2 minutes from a mall so that was the first friend I made ;) M and I made that our daily routine: Up for the day, load up the car, head to the mall and become one of what people call a "mall walker" Your average mall walker is about 70 some years old and retired. And yet, here I was, 25 years old, pushing a stroller and speed walking for exercise! M got in an hour nap and I got out of the house. It was a win-win!
We really started to settle into the MN lifestyle pretty quickly. Only because I knew that this was temporary. Anytime A would ask me how my day was I would respond with "it was ok. I just couldn't live here forever..." just hoping that by me saying that, it would be true, when deep down inside, I had this gut feeling that it was going to be a little more permanent.
|Madden loved swim time!|
|We had many days at the park...MN summers are absolutely beautiful!|
Life was becoming pretty comfortable. I could see us growing our family there. M had so many of his firsts there...first crawling, first baby food, first word.
We had a blast that summer, playing in the pool, going for bike rides and stroller rides. Minnesota summers are really beautiful.
Then, the week after labor day, it all changed. With the end of summer, came the end of our stay in Minnesota. A had decided to take a new position with the company we left behind in the first place because he saw the "bigger picture" there. He felt he had more of a future there. And I couldn't have agreed more. We moved back to Omaha two weeks later and haven't looked back since!
|No matter where we were, we were die hard Husker fans!|